The Haiku Foundation welcomes you to Haikupedia! Each week for the next several months we will release a few new articles in our ever-expanding encyclopedia of haiku. These we hope will give you a sense of the potential scale of this enterprise, as well as entice you to become a part of the project.
This week we continue our canvass of the burgeoning haiku scene in Africa, specifically Southern Africa. We feature a short biography of one of the most active South African haiku poets for the last couple decades, Maria Steyn, as well as one of Joan Hambidge, one of the first poets in Africa to embrace haiku, and one of very few to have written in Afrikaans. We also include a report on The European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors, the brainchild of Polish haijin Krzysztof Kokot and a regular feature now in European haijin curriculum vitae.
We welcome your participation! If you would like to be a part of this important project, please contact the editors using our Contact Box below. We have a need for all levels of expertise, and will look forward to finding the right niche for you!